TOP NEWS!!! Darla's Art Adventure Abroad to ITALY now has the details posted under the tab "Art Adventures Abroad" and then the folder
for 2020 Italy! (Check out the Early Bird Discount if registered by 30 November!)
Great news for my Ghost Ranch Workshop/Retreat in New Mexico--now there
are 2 each year! In June it is a media extravaganza with something different each day--textiles, printing, etc! The 2019 October UN-traditional watermedia workshp/retreat is full. When I return
5 October the dates for 2020 will be posted.
Visit the Eisemann Performance Hall in September to see the 56th Juried Southwester Watercolor Society Membership Show. My
"Pearl Sunflowers" was chosen by juror, Vladislav Yeliseyev to be included.
7 June-14 Sept the Annual Merging Visions Exhibition will be available for viewing at the
Meadows Gallery in the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton. This is a collaboration of the Visual Arts Society of Texas with the Denton Poet's Society.
At the Tierney's Tavern and Restaurant on Main Street I am scheduled to hang art in the west dining area inside the restaurant
from 25 August-27 October. Come see photographs from my travels to Cambodia, England, Thailand, St Lucia, Wales, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Africa and more!
GRAND PRAIRIE, TX
I was selected by City of Grand Prairie Public Art Program to have two of my watercolor
images transferred with vinyl wrap to traffic signal boxes. In 2019 my "Tangled Tulips" watercolor was installed at the intersection of Carrier Parkway at Hill St and in 2018 "Red Dragons" was
selected for the intersection of Carrier Parkway and Arkansas Street. (Take a peek on the Public Art tab above)
is where I am scheduled!
FORT WORTH, TX
The Society of Watercolor Artists is hosting its Annual Juried Membership Show 29 Sept-Nov 30 in the University of North Texas
Health Science Building Atrium Gallery. Come see the art work chosen by well-known Baton Rouge artist, Judy Betts as juror. This will be the first showiing of my "Novice Monks of Myanmar" which is
from my trip to Burma.
In August 2020 my work will fill the large glassed display case at the Lewisville City Library on Main Street.
ITALY in 2020!!!
My Art Adventure Abroad for 2020 is set for the Umbria region of Italy. Check the Art Abroad tab for details of dates, pricing,
and what you will see while there!
SOUTHERN FRANCE IN 2021!
We had such a marvelous (and delicious) time in Southern France during July 2019 that we are returning to same accomodations in
October. Details will be posted soon!
Some of my 2019 award-winning news!
A new year begins....
"Night Blooms, Nairobi" won 4th place in the Visual Arts Society of Texas Membership Show with juror Donna
"The Message", a mixed media
with oil, cold wax and pastel won the Abstract Award of Merit in the 2019 National Small Works Show in Mena, ARK. This, along with another piece accepted, and an award last year has earned my
Signature Status with SouthWest Artists, Inc.
Two of my paintings, "Night Blooms, Nairobi, Kenya" and "Beneath the Banyan" have been accepted by the
curator to be published in the inaugural edition of theArt Foliobook, Vol. 1 printed by Day III and available in the first quarter of 2020..
The Visual Arts Society of Texas in Denton voted "Spirit of Chichen Itza, Mexico", a watercolor, as first place for March Art of the
At the February meeting of Society of Watercolor Artists in Fort Worth my "Spirit of Chichen Itza, Mexico" won 2nd place for Art of the
In Lewisville the MCL Grand Hosted "America the Beautiful" Juried Exhibition in January. One of my 3 pieces accepted, "Ghosts in the Snow,
Ghost Ranch," a photograph, won Honorable Mention. (I awlays wanted to see the Ranch in the wintertime and it did not disappoint with snow flurries as I arrived on the property.
During the month of March the north hallway at the Lewisville MCL Grand hosted the winning monthly art pieces from 2018. My photograph,
"Morning Ride, Magilligan Point, Northern Ireland" was included.
I have provided demo
painting/ workshops for several North Texas art associations: Lewisville, Fort Worth, McKinney, Gainesville, Decatur, Sherman, Paris, Mid-Cities, Johnson County in Cleburn, Grand Prairie and
Weatherford. Further away, I've taught workshops at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu and Santa Fe, NM; Branson, MO; Sedona, AZ and Topeka, KS.
Contact me if you need a
speaker, workshop/demo artist or juror!
I am Past President of Society of Watercolor Artists in Fort Worth, TX and this
year serving as secretary. Check out this terrific watercolor association at